FAQs

Is Brighton Karting open 7 days a week?

The circuit is open seven days a week throughout the year but sessions must be booked in advance. Open GP’s & ‘Arrive and Drive’ sessions will be advertised on our Karting calendar. The track will be closed on public Holidays (Christmas, New Year etc.) unless sessions are pre-booked or advertised on our web site or Karting Calendar.

What should I wear?

Please wear trainers or similar. Do not wear high heels, sandals or flip-flops. We advise comfortable clothes that may be worn under the overals.

Do events run at night?

Yes. Our track is floodlit and we run sessions up to 10pm or later if necessary, for pre-booked events. Check our Karting Calendar for available ‘open’ events.

Is there a restaurant or bar?

Yes, Brighton Karting has both a restaurant and a licenced bar on site. We also offer conference facilities.

Do I need a driving licence?

No. You do not need a driving licence to race at Brighton Karting. Every driver receives a full safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the karts.

Can I drink alcohol before I drive?

No, any person under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances will not be allowed to drive.

Are spectators allowed?

Yes, although children must be supervised at all times. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the circuit at any time.

Are there minimum ages and heights for racing?

Yes - There are 2 age categories. Junior – 8 to 16 years of age / Adult – 17 years and above. Different age categories cannot race together although we do offer 'Arrive & Drive' sessions where parents are allowed to drive with their children in a non-competitive environment.

Basic height guidelines: Junior Drivers must be a minimum of 125cms tall (4 feet 1 inch), and Adult Drivers a minimum of 142cms tall (4 feet 8 inches).

Children attending the venue must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult at all times. Please contact us if you are unsure about any height or age restrictions.

Can I arrive late for a race event?

No, all events commence with a safety briefing and practice laps. If you miss the briefing or practice, you cannot race. We do not refund race fees for late arrivals.

Can I decorate the circuit with my own branding?

Yes. Please discuss this when booking your event.

Is safety equipment provided?

Yes, we provide all safety equipment that is required for Hire Drivers. All drivers should wear trainers or similar flat soled shoes and comfortable clothing.

Can I wear my own safety equipment?

Yes. Drivers may supply their own safety equipment but it must be approved by the Race Director. Full face helmets with a visor and appropriate approvals must be used. Tinted visors are not allowed for any of our evening events. Racesuits must cover the driver from neck to wrist to ankle and be of appropriate construction for racing. Brighton Karting does not accept any liability for any loss of such equipment or any injury caused where the driver's own safety equipment may have contributed to the injury.

Am I allowed to wear fancy dress?

No. Every driver must be in suitable safety equipment.

Can I just turn up and race?

Yes. We run ‘Arrive & Drive’ sessions which means you don’t need to book in advance but you need to make sure the session is running. Availability cannot be guaranteed, so it is advisable to book in advance or at least call the office to check before arrival.

Does the circuit operate in all weather conditions?

Brighton Karting is an outdoor go kart track and we operate in 99% of all weather conditions. If the track is unavailable due to freak weather conditions then we will re-schedule your event.

Are car parking facilities available?

Yes, car parking facilities are free of charge to customers.

Can I bring my own Go-Kart to Brighton Karting?

No, we only allow our karts on the track.